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Paris in the Fall

A new rhythm begins in Paris with la rentree, when Parisians return from their vacances, and shops re-open all spruced up after a month off.  Yes, France remains a stalwart in the European economy despite the 25 or so days of vacation that Parisians take in a year, with a good chunk of it in […]
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Rock En Seine — Summer Rock Festival

The summer annual rock festival has once again provided great entertainment to wrap up a vibrant Parisian summer.  The weekend of August 26-28, come out to Parc de Saint Cloud to hear this summer’s hottest bands.   The crowds reach over 20,000 with many people camping out for all 3 days, with other activities available if […]
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Jardin des Tuileries — Summer Carnival

If you have wandered near the Louvre or Jardin des Tuileries lately, you will notice an exciting addition on the rue du Rivoli wing, and a rather large one at that! La Fête Foraine is the temporary summer carnival implanted by le mairie of Paris for those looking for an entertaining night out with the […]
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Tour de France 2016

For its 113th year, Le Tour de France, the world’s premier biking race, began on July 2, and finishes in Paris on Sunday, July 24.  This year’s tour has taken on extra resonance with the terrible terrorist attacks in Nice on July 14 (Bastille Day).  While security will be tight, expect the French and the […]
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Bastille Day (July 14th)

  With the latest terrorist attacks in Paris, Bastille Day has taken on special meaning.  Celebrations for Le Quartorze de Juillet (14th of July), also commonly known as Bastille Day or La Fête Nationale, mark one of the major party events in Paris for the year.  It commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison and […]
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Paris Plage — Beach Vacation on the Seine

Parisians wear bathing suits, children play in sandboxes, and adults read steamy novels while relaxing on lawn chairs on a sandy beach.  No, this is not in Normandy, but on the Seine just across from the Île-de-la-Cité.  Paris Plage brings the beach to Paris on the Seine River, making a great venue to relax and […]
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